One-day cycling tour north of Chiang Mai
Departure at 9:00 am
This is a bike tour with a touch of culture, nature and history but one that also shows the cyclist the beautiful area north of Chiangmai. The tour is suitable for people with a normal condition and who are confident to ride in a little traffic.
After a short safety briefing we start the bike tour from your hotel or another place in the city that we agreed upon. Bypassing the traffic is an adventure in itself. We ride through lanes and streets, some of which are inaccessible for cars, and once outside the city, we follow the Ping River upstream, heading north. The landscape is varied with beautiful views of the mountains of Doi Suthep and Doi Pui. Via country roads we cycle to a reservoir called Huai Thungtao. You will appreciate the 24 gears on the bikes at this stage since some minor height needs to be climbed. The reservoir is part of a royal project and is especially known by the local Thai people as a recreation place at the weekend. In this peaceful setting, we have lunch and take time to relax. We continue our tour , heading back to Chiangmai. We cycle through the grounds of the "700 Year Stadium" and a little further, we visit Wat Chet Yot, a 600 year old temple with a unique architectural style. Finally we visit the nearby Chiang Mai National Museum* before we return to your hotel where you can reminisce of this cultural and adventurous bike tour.
Approximate duration: Around 7 hours with frequent stops.
Distance: Around 39 km, 35 km flat and 4 km gently rolling.
Group size: 2- 12 people.
Category: Recreational, confident cyclists with a normal condition.
Key features: Rural life and scenery, recreational lake, Wat Chet Yot temple, Chiang Mai National Museum.
Included: English speaking cycling guide,modified mountain bike with 24 gears and front suspension, helmet (mandatory), local insurance,entrance fees, locallunch,snacks and bottled water.
Not included: personal expenses, tips.
Bicycles: Adapted mountain bikes, also known as comfort bikes, with 24 gears and front suspension are used for their multifunctionality and comfort. The bikes are equipped with water bottle carriers but without racks. Bicycles for both men and women, in different seizes, are available.
Clothes: Suitable clothes are shorts and firm footwear. Please no loose fitting dresses that can get caught up in wheels, and no flip-flops. Your safety is a major concern to us. We provide a light poncho during the rainy season.
Packing list: Sunglasses, sun block, insect repellent, pocket money, a small camera and if necessary a small rucksack. That’s all.
Support: This environmentally friendly tour does not need a support vehicle; however, back up is provided when necessary.
GPS: The use of GPS or other tracking devices is not allowed during our tours.
Prices and weekly schedule
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* The National Museum is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and public holidays.
The Hilltribe Museum is not visited anymore as it is indefinitely closed due to a fire in February 2011.